Sr. Principal Toxicologist in Plano, TX at Keurig Dr Pepper

Date Posted: 10/21/2019

Job Snapshot

Job Description

The Sr. Principal Toxicologist is a Plano, TX based role that manages day-to-day activities in toxicology at Keurig Dr Pepper, to enable KDP to innovate and commercialize safe food and beverages for every need. This role works side-by-side with Quality, Nutrition, Chemistry, Regulatory and Legal and plays a key role in the product development process of all our food and beverage categories through application of toxicology science, consumption data and risk assessment. We are looking for a team member who collaborates, is high performance team-oriented, and able to apply technical and academic excellence across our food and beverage portfolio.

Position Responsibilities

  • Effectively execute department strategies to support world class competency in toxicology.
  • Contribute to thought leadership on the application of established toxicology methods and lead risk assessment for finished product, ingredients and packaging.
  • Help assure business success through the appropriate application of toxicological assessment to innovation, product application, food safety and productivity initiatives.
  • Support internal and external legal counsel with science based risk assessment.
  • Ensure the highest standards in quality and regulatory compliance.
  • Understand the industry’s toxicology current and future concerns and retain currency in the field by staying abreast of external regulatory changes.
  • Proficiency in using statistical analysis and data science tools in decision making.
  • Understand the business and product categories and seamlessly work cross-functionally.
  • Frequently use independent judgement to make decisions and risk assessment.
  • Serve as the scientific expert representing KDP working with outside organizations, committees and other assignments. Review and comment on toxicology studies, design studies, and submit proposals.
  • Monitor budget.



  • Minimum: PhD in toxicology, background in food or beverage preferred.
  • Experience in Developmental and Reproductive Toxicology (DART) preferred.
  • Recognized authority within the field.
  • 10+ years of relevant experience.
  • Willingness to travel up to 15%

Company Overview & EEO Statement

Keurig Dr Pepper (KDP) is a leading coffee and beverage company in North America with dual headquarters in Burlington, MA and Plano, TX, with annual revenue in excess of $11 billion. KDP holds leadership positions in soft drinks, specialty coffee and tea, water, juice and juice drinks and mixers, and markets the #1 single serve coffee brewing system in the U.S. The Company maintains an unrivaled distribution system that enables its portfolio of more than 125 owned, licensed and partner brands to be available nearly everywhere people shop and consume beverages. With a wide range of hot and cold beverages that meet virtually any consumer need, KDP key brands include Keurig®, Dr Pepper®, Green Mountain Coffee Roasters®, Canada Dry®, Snapple®, Bai®, Mott’s® and The Original Donut Shop®. The Company employs more than 25,000 employees and operates more than 120 offices, manufacturing plants, warehouses and distribution centers across North America.

Benefits built for you: Our people are the heart of our business, which is why we offer robust benefits to support your health and wellness as well as your personal and financial well-being. We also provide employee programs designed to enhance your professional growth and development while ensuring you feel valued, inspired and appreciated at work.

Keurig Dr Pepper Inc. is an equal opportunity employer and affirmatively seeks diversity in its workforce. Keurig Dr Pepper Inc. recruits qualified applicants and advances in employment its employees without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, disability, genetic information, ethnic or national origin, marital status, veteran status, or any other status protected by law. EOE Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Disabled

Candidates must be able to pass a background check and drug test, as applicable for the role.